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1961 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

Neale Fraser was the defending champion, but lost in the fourth round to Bobby Wilson.

Men's Singles
1961 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionAustralia Rod Laver
Runner-upUnited States Chuck McKinley
Final score6–3, 6–1, 6–4
Details
Draw128 (10Q)
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1960 · Wimbledon Championships · 1962 →

Rod Laver defeated Chuck McKinley in the final, 6–3, 6–1, 6–4 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1961 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Neale Fraser (Fourth round)
02.     Rod Laver (Champion)
03.     Nicola Pietrangeli (Third round)
04.     Roy Emerson (Quarterfinals)
05.     Manuel Santana (Second round)
06.     Luis Ayala (Quarterfinals)
07.     Ramanathan Krishnan (Semifinals)
08.     Chuck McKinley (Final)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
2   Rod Laver 6 6 6
6   Luis Ayala 1 3 2
2   Rod Laver 6 8 6
7   Ramanathan Krishnan 2 6 2
4   Roy Emerson 1 4 4
7   Ramanathan Krishnan 6 6 6
2   Rod Laver 6 6 6
8   Chuck McKinley 3 1 4
  Mike Sangster 6 6 6
  Isaías Pimentel 2 2 4
  Mike Sangster 4 4 6
8   Chuck McKinley 6 6 8
8   Chuck McKinley 6 6 4 6
  Bobby Wilson 4 4 6 4

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
2   Rod Laver 6 6 6
  Toomas Leius 4 1 1 2   R Laver 8 2 6 4 6
  Boro Jovanović 7 3 8   P Darmon 6 6 3 6 4
  Pierre Darmon 9 6 10 2   R Laver 6 6 8 4 6
  Wilhelm Bungert 5 8 7 6   W Bungert 3 1 10 6 3
  Giuseppe Merlo 7 6 5 4   W Bungert 10 11 6 6
  Alan Lane 3 6 4 4   K Diepraam 12 9 0 4
  Keith Diepraam 6 2 6 6 2   R Laver 6 6 6
  Jacques Brichant 6 3 6 6   R Hewitt 4 4 2
  Władysław Skonecki 2 6 2 2   J Brichant 2 6 6 7 6
  Alberto Arilla 6 6 3 6 2   W Alvarez 6 1 0 9 2
  William Alvarez 4 8 6 4 6   J Brichant 2 3 4
  Ronnie Holmberg 7 7 6   R Hewitt 6 6 6
  Enrique Morea 5 5 3   R Holmberg 8 6 6 2
  Bob Hewitt 6 6 6   R Hewitt 10 8 2 6
  Staffan Stockenberg 3 2 4

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   Luis Ayala 6 6 6
  Robin Sanders 3 2 2 6   L Ayala 7 6 6
  Pieter van Eijsden 2 9 4   J Javorský 5 4 2
  Jiří Javorský 6 11 6 6   L Ayala 6 7 6
  Mario Llamas 6 9 1 10 6   F Froehling 2 5 4
  Ronnie Barnes 3 7 6 12 4   M Llamas 6 2 0 3
  Frank Froehling 6 4 6 6   F Froehling 1 6 6 6
  John Barrett 2 6 2 3 6   L Ayala 9 6 6
  Bill Bond 6 12 6   W Knight 7 4 2
  Ladislav Legenstein 4 10 2   W Bond 6 6 6
  István Gulyás 3 6 6 0 6   I Gulyás 1 1 4
  Mark Otway 6 4 0 6 4   W Bond 10 7 6 7 0
  Billy Knight 7 9 9   W Knight 12 5 2 9 6
  Thorvald Moe 5 7 7   W Knight 6 8 8
  Premjit Lall 15 6 6   P Lall 3 6 6
  Julian Coni 13 1 0

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   Roy Emerson 6 6 6
  Naresh Kumar 2 1 3 4   R Emerson 6 6 6
  Crawford Henry 4 6 6 6   C Henry 2 4 4
  Michael Hann 6 2 4 4 4   R Emerson 6 6 5 6
  John Ward 2 8 6 4 4   J Douglas 3 0 7 4
  Gardnar Mulloy 6 6 1 6 6   G Mulloy 2 2 6 1
  John Hillebrand 0 4 6 1   J Douglas 6 6 4 6
  Jon Douglas 6 6 3 6 4   R Emerson 6 6 6
Q   Gene Scott 4 6 4 4   R Taylor 3 1 1
  Reg Bennett 6 4 6 6   R Bennett 2 7 6 3
  Mustapha Belkhodja 6 4 11 6 6   M Belkhodja 6 9 4 6
Q   Trevor Adamson 2 6 13 2 4   M Belkhodja 10 1 4 3
  Rod Mandelstam 10 6 6 4 3   R Taylor 8 6 6 6
  Warren Woodcock 12 3 4 6 6   W Woodcock 1 2 6 1
  Roger Taylor 6 6 10   R Taylor 6 6 3 6
  Orlando Garrido 4 4 8

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   Ramanathan Krishnan 6 6 6
  François Jauffret 0 4 1 7   R Krishnan 6 6 11
  Julian Mayers 6 5 6 3 5   M Riessen 3 2 9
  Marty Riessen 3 7 4 6 7 7   R Krishnan 6 3 6 6
  Orlando Sirola 6 6 6   O Sirola 4 6 3 1
  François Godbout 3 4 3   O Sirola 6 0 3 7 6
  Ken Fletcher 6 6 6   K Fletcher 4 6 6 5 0
  Ulf Schmidt 4 4 2 7   R Krishnan 4 6 6 6
  Dieter Ecklebe 2 2 7   A Palafox 6 1 3 1
  Antonio Palafox 6 6 9   A Palafox 6 6 6 6
  Alan Mills 5 6 4 5   O Ishiguro 2 3 8 3
  Osamu Ishiguro 7 4 6 7   A Palafox 6 6 6
  Tony Pickard 6 6 6   A Pickard 3 3 2
  Jacques Renavand 2 4 4   A Pickard 6 11 3 6
  Franz Saiko 6 6 6   F Saiko 4 9 6 2
Q   Gabino Palafox 4 0 2

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Neil Gibson 3 6 3 7 6
  Geoffrey Pares 6 3 6 5 8   G Pares 3 6 3 3
  Mike Sangster 6 6 6   M Sangster 6 4 6 6
  Robert Bédard 3 2 4   M Sangster 6 4 6 6 6
  John Newcombe 8 4 6 6 4   D Ralston 8 6 3 3 4
  Jan-Erik Lundqvist 10 6 3 2 6   J-E Lundqvist 4 2 6 14
  Patricio Rodríguez 6 1 0 3   D Ralston 6 6 3 16
  Dennis Ralston 3 6 6 6   M Sangster 8 8 6
  John Lesch 4 1 1   A Segal 6 6 4
  Bob Howe 6 6 6   R Howe 4 8 11 4
  Esteban Reyes Jr. 1 6 3 6 2   A Bey 6 10 9 6
  Adrian Bey 6 4 6 4 6   A Bey 3 4 4
  Sergei Likhachev 6 2 3 0   A Segal 6 6 6
  Abe Segal 1 6 6 6   A Segal 6 6 12
  Willem Maris 2 0 2 5   M Santana 4 4 10
5   Manuel Santana 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Bobby Siska 6 3 2 8 5
  Nikola Pilić 4 6 6 6 7   N Pilić 7 4 6 8
  Franz Hainka 6 6 6   F Hainka 5 6 3 6
  Philippe Washer 0 4 4   N Pilić 6 5 3 6 5
  Gerard Pilet 1 2 6 4   I Pimentel 4 7 6 1 7
  Isaías Pimentel 6 6 3 6   I Pimentel 6 3 6 11
  Will Coghlan 4 6 6 6   W Coghlan 4 6 3 9
  Christian Kuhnke 6 4 4 3   I Pimentel 6 6 12
  Norman Kitovitz 1 2 3   C Crawford 4 2 10
  Chris Crawford 6 6 6   C Crawford 6 6 6
  Malcolm Fox 6 9 6   M Fox 2 2 2
LL   Frew McMillan 4 7 4   C Crawford 2 6 6 6
Q   José Edison Mandarino 3 6 1 6 3 3   N Pietrangeli 6 3 4 4
  Barry Phillips-Moore 6 3 6 4 6   B Phillips-Moore 3 4 6 3
  Akhtar Ali 4 2 1 3   N Pietrangeli 6 6 1 6
3   Nicola Pietrangeli 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Q   Greg Hughes 2 5 0
  Jean-Claude Barclay 6 7 6   J-C Barclay 3 4 2
Q   Daniel Contet 4 2 3   D Dell 6 6 6
  Donald Dell 6 6 6   D Dell 8 4 6 7
  Warren Jacques 6 6 3 7   W Jacques 6 6 8 9
  Jørgen Ulrich 3 2 6 5   W Jacques 7 6 6
Q   Ingemar Ingvarsson 2 4 4   I Buding 5 0 4
  Ingo Buding 6 6 6   W Jacques 6 1 5
  Wiesław Gąsiorek 7 6 6 8   C McKinley 8 6 7
  Finn-Dag Jagge 5 2 4   W Gąsiorek 6 6 4 4 6
  Geoffrey Paish 5 6 6 2 6   G Paish 2 1 6 6 2
  Geoff Ward 7 2 3 6 3   W Gąsiorek 3 6 0 2
  Bertie Gaertner 5 6 3 6 7 8   C McKinley 6 4 6 6
  Reino Nyyssönen 7 3 6 2 5   A Gaertner 2 1 3
  Sergio Tacchini 2 2 6 4 8   C McKinley 6 6 6
8   Chuck McKinley 6 6 4 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Jack Frost 6 6 6
  Wolfgang Stuck 4 2 2   J Frost 6 6 6
  Bob Mark 10 6 2 6   R Mark 4 4 4
  Lew Gerrard 8 3 6 1   J Frost 2 4 4
Q   Roy Dixon 2 3 3   R Wilson 6 6 6
  Carlos Fernandes 6 6 6   C Fernandes 3 6 4
  Eduardo Soriano 2 6 7 14 3   R Wilson 6 8 6
  Bobby Wilson 6 4 5 16 6   R Wilson 1 6 13 9
  Jaidip Mukerjea 3 4 6 3 1   N Fraser 6 0 11 7
  Fred Stolle 6 6 3 6   F Stolle 1 4 0r
Q   Humphrey Truman 5 1 1   M Mulligan 6 6 1
  Martin Mulligan 7 6 6   M Mulligan 2 6 2 1
Q   Harald Elschenbroich 2 4 4 1   N Fraser 6 3 6 6
  Whitney Reed 6 6 6   W Reed 7 4 6 1 5
  Rudy Hernando 3 1 1 1   N Fraser 5 6 4 6 7
1   Neale Fraser 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.

External linksEdit

  • [1] Source for the draw at Wimbledon.com